Central Virginia has talent!
You are invited to propose a program session for AFP Central Virginia’s monthly membership meetings in 2020.
Our goal for monthly programming is to provide relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities for non-profit professionals. Through our programming we aim to encourage and support excellence in fundraising and we aim to consider inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all that we do.
We ask you to consider the following questions as you put together your program proposal:
- Who is the target audience?
- How relevant and original is the presentation?
- How is inclusion, diversity, equity, and access linked to the topic?
2020 AFP Central Virginia
Program Proposal Guidelines
Program Proposal Submissions Due (Rolling)
December 9, 2019 – January 6, 2020
December 16, 2019 – January 13, 2020
By January 17, 2020
By January 20, 2020
Membership Meeting Program – Length
Monthly programs are 60 minutes long – 45 minutes for the program and 15 minutes for Q&A at the end. The format may be adapted as needed but the length of the program will not vary.
Proposal Submissions are Open to the Public
Submissions are open to the public, regardless of membership status.
Educational Value and Promotional Materials
Presenters representing companies that provide services for a fee to nonprofit organizations will be considered if the presentation topic provides overall education value to our members. Sales statements and promotional material are not permitted during the presentation.
How does the selection process work?
The Central Virginia AFP Programs committee is responsible for collecting and reviewing program proposals. Once all proposals have been collected and reviewed, the Programs committee will present the annual calendar to the board. Presenters will be informed of decisions via email.
Please note: if you have presented to the AFP Central VA Chapter within the past year, there is a one-year waiting period before presenting again.
The following criteria will be considered when reviewing a program proposal:
How is the topic linked to our mission?
AFP Central Virginia's mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people to practice effective and ethical fundraising.
Is the topic linked to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access?
Topics are not required to be linked to AFP’s IDEA initiative, however, priority will be given to proposals that reflect a strong link to this initiative.
Does the topic fall within one or more initiatives in our strategic plan?
- To practice excellent fundraising.
- To advocate for philanthropy as a regional value.
- To celebrate joyful & ethical fundraising.
- To nurture fundraising professionals.
Does the proposal address one of the following topics that have been identified as priority areas of interest for the Chapter?
Note: proposal does not have to address one of these topics but priority will be given to those that do or that make a strong case for why the topic proposed is relevant.
- Nonprofit Collaboration (especially as it relates to joint fundraising strategies)
- Board Engagement in Fundraising and Board-Hosted Events
- Development Staff’s Role in Governance (including Board recruitment and succession)
- Giving Days/Giving Competitions (pros and cons)
- Strategies for Making the Ask/Addressing the “Fear” of Asking
- Managing Up and Leading from Where You are as a Development Professional
- Project Management/Process Improvement (as it applies to fundraising)
- Sustainable Fundraising Practices
General Areas of Interest Also Include:
- New Trends in Philanthropy
- New Takes on Fundraising Basics
Where do I submit my proposal?
You may submit your proposal by email using the RFP Form. Email proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.